The fabulous Woods Hole Fourth of July celebration is right around the corner, so make your plans to be in the Hole that day if you enjoy small town festivities. Woods Hole’s parade is organized by the Marine Biological Laboratory, and all the students come out in festive costume often with a marine or biology inspired theme. Since Falmouth is the birthplace of Katherine Lee Bates (who penned “America the Beautiful”), Woods Hole takes it’s patriotic role seriously. Where else might you glimpse the original “sea to shining sea” on the 4th of July Cape Cod style?
Old cars join in the fun, plus local restaurants tossing candy and discounts, and the streets are lined with young and old. The parade starts at 12 noon on School Street, it turns right onto Water Street, crosses the drawbridge and ends at Waterfront Park. Marine biology “MBL” students are known to begin a massive water balloon fight at this crossroads at the end of the parade, which is a fun and festive way to beat the heat.
On the porch of the Woods Hole Inn, there are free cookies and lemonade to match the great view of the proceedings. But get there early if you want a front row seat as the Woods Hole Fourth of July celebration is a popular event on Cape Cod. Then dash back to the beach like everyone else as Fourth of July on Cape Cod is usually one of the best beach days of the summer.
See you all there!
When: July 4th at NOON in Woods Hole
Where: Water Street in Woods Hole